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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills Injury Reports & Inactives for Week 8 TNF

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Updated Oct 26, 2023 · 10:14 AM PDT

In the Buccaneers vs Bills injury reports, Tampa Bay QB Baker Mayfield (knee) is expected to play.
Oct 22, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) runs with the ball against the Atlanta Falcon in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Buccaneers vs Bills  injury reports & inactives for the Week 8 TNF game are showing that Tampa Bay QB1 Baker Mayfield (knee) will play
  • The Saints are expected to be activating RB Jamaal Williams (hamstring) from IR
  • All of the latest Tampa Bay vs Buffalo NFL injury news is analyzed and assessed in the story below

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the recipients of mostly good news in the Buccaneers vs Bills injury reports and inactives as they prepare to face the Buffalo Bills in the Week 8 TNF game. Both Tampa Bay QB Baker Mayfield (knee) and WR Chris Godwin (neck) are projecting to be playing in the game.

However Buccaneers NT Vita Vea (groin) is less certain. Listed as questionable, he’s been unable to practice all week. Buffalo TE Dawson Knox is out following wrist surgery. DT Ed Oliver (toe) was limited in practice this week and is carrying an injury designation of questionable.

Buffalo is the 8.5-point home chalk over Tampa Bay in the Buccaneers vs Bills odds. Tampa Bay is 7-1-1 ATS in the last nine games facing the Bills.

So far in the Buccaneers vs Bills public betting splits, Buffalo is getting 61% of ATS handle, as well as the majority of the moneyline handle action at 94%.

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Buccaneers Mayfield Will Tolerate Pain

Mayfield is shrugging off his knee ailment. He insists it’s simply a question of pain tolerance. He was limited in practice on Tuesday, but a full participant on Wednesday.

While there’s confirmation that both Mayfield and Godwin will be playing, Vea is being listed as a game-time decision. Starting LG Matt Feiler (knee) is out, as is backup safety Kaevon Merriweather (ankle).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report

Player-Position Injury Game Status
Baker Mayfield-QB Knee Questionable
Chris Godwin-WR Neck Questionable
Matt Feiler-G Knee Out
Vita Vea-NT Groin Questionable
Kaevon Merriweather-S Ankle Out
Russell Gage-WR Knee Out (IR)
Ryan Jensen-C Knee Out (IR)

RB Chase Edmonds (knee) will be returning to the active roster from IR for this game. CB Derrick Pitts was waived to make room for Edmonds.

Bills Down to One Healthy TE

Already with Zach Davidson (hip) on IR, the tight end room for the Bills took a severe hit this week. Knox will be out several weeks following wrist surgery. Quintin Morris (ankle) is also out for this week’s game.

The Bills are saying that the decision on whether Oliver plays will be a close one. However, if Oliver can’t go, it shouldn’t make a major impact on the Tampa Bay vs Buffalo prediction. Jordan Phillips, 31, is an experienced backup. The nine-year veteran has made 55 NFL starts and shows 22.5 career sacks.

Buffalo Bills Injury Report

Player-Position Injury Game Status
Ed Oliver-DT Toe Questionable
Adam Prentice-FB Knee Out
Dawson Knox-TE Wrist Out
Quintin Morris-TE Ankle Out
Zach Davidson-TE Hip Out (IR)
Baylon Spector-LB Hamstring Out
Tommy Doyle-T Knee Out (IR)
DaQuan Jones-DT Pectoral Out (IR)
Matt Milano-LB Leg Out (IR)
Tre’Davious White-CB Achilles Out (IR)
Nyheim Hines-RB Knee Out (IR)
Damien Harris-RB Concussion/Neck Out (IR)
Justin Shorter-WR Hamstring Out (IR)

At the outset of the week, Bills QB Josh Allen was showing on the injury report with a right shoulder issue. That injury designation has since been removed.

How Could Injuries Affect Buccaneers vs Bills Betting Lines?

Certainly the fact that Kincaid is Buffalo’s only available TE makes him an exciting over play in the Buccaneers vs Bills player props. He garnered eight receptions on eight targets in last week’s loss to New England.

Already without veteran Nyheim Hines (ACL surgery), the Bills lost more RB depth this week when Damien Harris (neck/concussion) was place on IR. That leaves just Latavius Murray and Ty Johnson behind James Cook on the Buffalo depth chart.

Backup Baylon Spector (hamstring) is out for the Bills, leaving them thin at LB depth. Starter Matt Milano (leg) is on IR. AJ Klein and Tyler Matakevich are the only healthy subs available at LB for Buffalo.

Edmonds has only made four carries for the Buccaneers this season. However, he’s displaying a team-best five yards per carry.

Minus Feiler, Aaron Stinnie is likely to start at LG for Tampa Bay. He’s played 20 NFL games since breaking in with the Tennessee Titans in 2018, making only one start. That was last year for the Buccaneers.

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